Class Information and Schedule

Are you intrigued by some of the art and how it is created?  Maybe you have an idea of your own that you think you might like to try…. or perhaps you are just curious.  A needle felting class might be something you might like to try.  Please check the schedule and the locations below and see if a class might work for you.  We tend to have alot of fun in class and sometimes students see  projects go in directions they  never thought possible.  Many of the students feel that they are not all that artistic, but no one said you had to be ….just come and enjoy learning needle felting and enjoy the camaraderie.  Hope to see you soon!!!

Schedule Of Needle Felting Classes

I am constantly adding new classes.  Checkout my current list of classes below to see which of our classes interest you.

Klay Hawk Studio 

Pumpkin Totem

This class will be a bit different than our usual pumpkin class, as we will be taking pumpkin shapes and stacking them to create a multi-pumpkin sculpture.  Different colors and maybe some non pumpkin shapes too.  Use your imagination!
Friday August 23 & 24th  11am – 3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Characters In A Cup 

We will be using a cup or mug of your choice (search your house… I’ll bet you have a few that are just waiting for this class) – and, depending on the cup or mug , putting a character – human or animal or ??? – in it to create a cute decor piece. A nice way of up cycling an unused mug or cup.

Friday September 13th & 14th 11am  -3pm each day
Cost of Class $75

Stab & Gab is generally The second Thursday of each month from 12pm – 3pm.  Being there once a month will give everyone access to fiber, supplies, etc., also.  The address is 18 Carolyn Dr. in Candler.  Your GPS will get you there, I am about 3 miles from Smokey Park Hwy. The cost is $15 per session.  Please check with me in case there are any date changes.

 To Register for classes at this location, you need to contact me directly – I will be keeping all the lists for the classes at this location  contact me at or call me at 516-527-4633.   Classes must be paid for in advance, check, cash or credit card (Visa/MC only).
Payment can be mailed to:
Irene Heckel Originals
18 Carolyn Dr.
Candler NC 28715
 If for some reason you have paid for class and cannot attend, I will gladly move you to another class of your choice.  Contact me if any questions or you need to make other payment arrangements and I will do what I can.

Klay Hawk Studio
41 Hawkins Dr.
Leicester, NC 28748
contact Irene Heckel-Volpe 516-527-4633

The Wool Room 

THE WOOL ROOM WILL BE CLOSING PERMANENTLY AT THE END OF JULY!! So very sorry to announce this news but I am working on another teaching location in Hendersonville – stay tuned!!  Our last class at The Wool Room is below.

Christmas in July

Time to imagine cooler temperatures and our favorite holiday season …AND get started on some gifts for the holidays.  Who knows maybe we will get them done early this time – (lol!).  We will be making some simple ornaments in 3d and also using our cookie cutter method to create some interesting gifts for those we love.
Saturday July 20th 10am – 3pm

To register for class , please call The Wool Room directly.

The Wool Room
630 Boxcar St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Classes At Other Locations

I occasionally am invited to teach workshops at other locations or for special events.  See below for details.

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center)

FENCE (Foothills Equestrian and Nature Center) in Tryon – Foothills Equestrian Nature Center   3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon, NC 828-859-9021
Please register for this class directly with FENCE through their website.  Here is the link to their calendar  and the website has their contact info.  

Pet Portraits in Fiber 

Back by popular demand, we will be fiber painting our beloved pets.  Learn to use fibers to “paint” a picture.  We will be starting with a prefelt base (sheet of partially felted wool), a head shot of your cat or dog  or horse.  Please enlarge your photo ahead of time to apprx 8 x 10…it will make it easier to use it as a reference. Then, using our fibers and needles we will try and recreate our pets in fiber (and of course use our creative license! )  I will need you to email a photo to FENCE or myself so I can try and bring the fibers necessary to recreate your pet (some may not be an exact match, but I will do my best.  Any questions please email me and I will try and answer you
Saturday August 3rd 10am – 2pm

Create A Pumpkin Class 

Create a pumpkin to decorate your home or give as a gift to welcome the fall season.  We will be using a neutral core fiber for the center and then adding our pumpkin colors.  Always a great way to welcome the fall season!

Saturday September 21 10am – 1pm


Tryon Arts and Crafts School 

Tryon Arts and Crafts School – 373 Harmon Field Road, in Tryon, NC 828.859-8323

Please register directly through their website… here is the link

New classes coming soon – stay tuned!!